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Senior Small Animal Vet

Regan Veterinary Group
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Attractive salary and benefits package
Closing date
16 Dec 2021

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Surgeon Senior Management
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have a fantastic opportunity available across our Prestwich and New Moston branches for a Senior Vet, with a minimum of 4 years' experience, competent in basic soft tissue surgery, dentistry and ideally started on a certificate pathway. We are looking for a Vet with a passion to lead and manage a team, be a great motivator and enjoy getting the best out of people.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career and lead a team and would like access to an interesting caseload, then this is the role for you! 

How will your role look?

You will work alongside and oversee a team of 7 Vets across 2 sites, with a range of 1 – 20 years of experience and report into your Clinical Director. Training will be given to support you in the role. Critical Senior Vet duties will be regular one to one discussions with your team of Vets, mortality and morbidity meetings, involvement in QI work, formulating responses to clinical complaints and you can have full access to business training should you be keen to progress in that field.  


Your working hours would be a 4-day week to allow you to have a day to yourself each week. Our working hours are 8.30am - 6.30pm or 8am - 6pm and we all have a mix of consults, inpatient care and surgery. Our weekends are 1 in 4 working 9am-4.30pm on Saturday and 10am-12pm on the Sunday. 


About us:

We are a high-end first opinion practice and would look for someone who would be keen to work cases up thoroughly, create their own bonded client base and communicate clearly with our clients. If you want to work in a “jab and go” manner, we would not be the right practice for you. We do expect our team to be able to justify their clinical decision making/frameworks through evidence based medicine whilst maintain a pragmatic approach to cases where there may be financial sensitivity.

We have regular quality improvement meetings within the practice to encourage case discussions. We have, in the last year alone, submitted two pieces of work to the RCVS QI awards scheme, one on informed client consent and one on improving clinical outcomes in patients presenting with ‘sore eyes'.

Our practice leadership team all proactively seek to have open and honest discussions with all the team and in the last year have focussed on ensuring all staff members get regular scheduled 1-2-1 discussions to ensure opportunities to discuss how our team are all doing. The culture within this group has been developed to ensure all the team feel they can have their say and feel listened to. We don't always get everything right, but we are also very happy to own our mistakes and learn from them and this is mirrored in the ‘no blame' culture across the whole team, which we think is key to ensuring the progression of our team. We will always have your back.

We know our chosen profession can place a lot of stress on our hugely compassionate team. We look to proactively support our team's emotional wellbeing, so alongside the excellent employee assistance support scheme programme you will have access to, there are onsite mental health first aiders who are trained in supporting people who may have mental health struggles. To us, open and honest discussions about any such matter help us support our team as best we possibly can.

We have all the normal equipment, additionally we offer laparoscopic surgery, an operating microscope, and advanced orthopaedic and ophthalmology equipment. If any of our team want us to consider adding to our facilities we would help guide you in your research with this and should this be viable would actively support installation of new facilities with training and marketing.

CPD wise, if there's a course you want to do we would ask you to come and bring us the information and we will always consider anything that helps develop our team and the clinical services we can offer to our clients.

Our rewards package includes:

  • Competitive salary – this is determined alongside a salary-banding scheme, which is available at all times for you to see, so you have complete visibility. Salary band for this role is £50,000 - £55,000+ per annum DOE. Onwards from this, there is an annual salary review, which will be based on your performance within our team.
  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • Fully funded CPD
  • Relocation package can be considered
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave offering 10 weeks full and 10 weeks half pay
  • You can also get a slice of the profits by joining our Sharesave scheme
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Recommend a Friend scheme
  • Discounted pet products and services
  • Access to Perkbox offering entertainment, travel and retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – our people are our strongest asset
  • Access to Mental Health and wellbeing champions, over 300 across CVS
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs – such as subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme

Want to know more or have any questions answered confidentially? Then feel free to text/call Laura on 07880 374377.  Alternatively, to submit an online application please click Apply Now and upload your CV and covering letter

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